We need to rise above natural selection. Otherwise, as a species, we will continue to become dumb and dumber.
Who has the family of five? Not the physicist or philosopher. She’s chosen not to have any kids. And not the biologist or sociologist. He stopped at two.
And who’s having the family of ten? The people in ‘developing’ countries who either don’t have access to contraception, let alone a grade twelve education, or who subscribe to some indefensible religio-cultural belief about family.
How do we rise above natural selection? That’s the question no one wants to ask. Because the answer is so clear. And so awful.
But not nearly as awful as a species of idiots.